DPX GEAR RELEASES A POPULAR PRICED HEST/F CLASSIC AND A LIMITED RUN DECADE EDITION - JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.

DPX GEAR RELEASES A POPULAR PRICED HEST/F CLASSIC AND A LIMITED RUN DECADE EDITION - JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.

November 11, 2020

“The goal was to stay within the same price point as our first folder came out in 2010. An aggressive concept considering the cost of premium materials and what has happened over the last ten years. We’ve enhanced the knife durability, simplified the design, retained the same hard use features, and still offer our famous Skull Tool,” says DPx Gear founder, Robert Young Pelton.

“A proven, heirloom quality knife, crafted by an award winning manufacturer, at a reasonable price with a lifetime warranty. It’s the perfect product for someone looking to get past gas station knives or low priced folders.”

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Why Does DPx Gear Use M390 Blade Steel?

Why Does DPx Gear Use M390 Blade Steel?

September 04, 2020

Lately we have been migrating our high-end fixed blades and folders towards the ultra premium formulation officially branded Bohler Microclean M390 . Let’s discuss why.

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DPX GEAR RELEASES THE DPX HEST/F LEGGARO SERIES: THE FASTER, LIGHTER, STRONGER, MORE ELEGANT VERSION OF ITS POPULAR FOLDING KNIFE FOR OBSESSIVE AND ELEGANT HARD USE

DPX GEAR RELEASES THE DPX HEST/F LEGGARO SERIES: THE FASTER, LIGHTER, STRONGER, MORE ELEGANT VERSION OF ITS POPULAR FOLDING KNIFE FOR OBSESSIVE AND ELEGANT HARD USE

August 29, 2020

DPx Gear has focused on hard use knives for professionals for a decade. The most famous platform being the tried and true DPx Gear Hostile Environment Field Tool or H•E•S•T. For a decade, users like those in the military, first responders and outdoorsmen have put the rugged three inch folder to use in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Not surprising since the designer of the multi use blade, Robert Young Pelton has made a career of surviving those conditions. To celebrate the long run of this classic folder, Pelton has created the best version yet. The obsessively perfected, hand tuned version of the HEST/F folder is called the DPx HEST/F Leggaro. It is the lightest and most elegant version and fastest opening of the classic HEST/F folding knives.

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Buying American Quality Supports American Craftsmen

Buying American Quality Supports American Craftsmen

August 12, 2020

With the crazy climate nowadays, we can all agree it's time to support America and American made products more.  Sure, you can get another high end knife in the same price range as the DPx HEST/F Urban Ti.  There are a lot of makers that stay rooted to American design, materials and craftsmanship - and that’s OK - but the DPx Gear Urban series was designed to be 100% American and put money into the pockets of hard working, talented Americans. 

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Robert Young Pelton Explains Why Pandemics Are More Dangerous Than War Zones

Robert Young Pelton Explains Why Pandemics Are More Dangerous Than War Zones

July 13, 2020

In this episode of DISTANCE, we sit down with legendary explorer, journalist, filmmaker and author Robert Young Pelton. Perhaps most well known for his seminal New York Times’ best-selling tome, The World’s Most Dangerous Places, which explores in great detail some of the most perilous and life-threatening situations you’ll ever read about, taking places in hands down some of the worst hellholes the world has ever known.

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DPx Gear in Men's Journal

DPx Gear in Men's Journal

July 08, 2020

Plenty of great knives are being made overseas these days, but the bladesmith scene in the U.S. is thriving. From big companies and small shops, you can pick from a wide variety of stellar cutting tools, all crafted with care and precision in America. We selected a few folders and fixed-blade knives that will make any outdoor slicing, carving, or chopping task this summer easier and more enjoyable.

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The Unfriendly Skies - Being Mortared on Libya's Front Lines

The Unfriendly Skies - Being Mortared on Libya's Front Lines

April 03, 2020

Weaving our way through deserted back alleys, I can tell we’ve arrived at the front. Not just from the noise of heavy 14.5s, mortar hits, and RPGs, but because driver Hussam hunches down and peers up through the windshield of our grimy Toyota pickup. He’s looking for drones.

“Are you afraid of the drones?” I ask.

“I am not afraid because I am putting my life for my country,” he answers.

I’m not totally buying it. Although the fighters I’m with are young, they’re well-seasoned. They fought in the 2011 Revolution, but now they really don’t have a plan on how to deal with this new threat. All while being partly encircled by the forces of General Khalifa Haftar.

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The Baghdad Bar and Grill: Remembering The Days When A Beer Run Was A Blast

The Baghdad Bar and Grill: Remembering The Days When A Beer Run Was A Blast

August 09, 2019 2 Comments

There was a special time in Iraq after the invasion and before the insurgency really set in. A strange place of Hescos, blast walls, and drinking Belgian Coronas on the roof while watching fire fights and car bombs. It was Baghdad at its worst - and best.

 

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The Kabul Country Club

The Kabul Country Club

March 20, 2019

The Kabul Country Club

As told by Robert Young Pelton, founder of DPx Gear.

Long timers in Afghanistan will know that there actually is a Kabul Country Club. Technically it is called the Kabul Golf Club on Qargha Road . The nine hole course was opened in 1967, the heyday of Kabul, and its role as an international destination. Kabul was pitched to tourists as the "Switzerland of Asia", where travelers could arrive via the Pan Am-operated Ariana Airlines and stay at the newly built Kabul Intercontinental Hotel.

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Into The Lost World of Borneo

Into The Lost World of Borneo

February 09, 2019

From above the miles and miles of jungle carpet, the ground was unbroken, except by a few large rivers that had cut the dirt right down to the sandstone. Here, there was diversity, but also a monotony of endless green: a carpet of color every few miles from a flowering tree, subtle shades of green, blending from dark brownish green to light green and even yellowish green. If the helicopter went down in this canopy, we would never be found.

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RECOIL Magazine Sits Down With DPx Gear Founder, Robert Young Pelton

RECOIL Magazine Sits Down With DPx Gear Founder, Robert Young Pelton

July 31, 2018

Robert Young Pelton’s Made Adventure His Life’s Work

There’s no simple way to portray Robert Young Pelton’s career and his contributions to the world. He’s most famous for his book and television series, The World’s Most Dangerous Places. But before, during, and since its distribution, the guy’s been, done, and seen more than any fictional character we can think of.

Read more: http://www.recoilweb.com/zeroed-in-robert-young-pelton-139796.html#ixzz5MsBcMpMb

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